SunPatiens® are a hybrid from Japanese seed company Sakata. These hybrids thrive in the conditions we have here in Florida — full sun and humid, hot weather. SunPatiens® flower year-round in Florida. As an added bonus, these hybrids are unaffected by downy mildew. Like New Guinea impatiens, SunPatiens® also require regular watering and should be grouped together with plants that have similar needs, although they do not lose their flower buds when severely water stressed.